Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. While working at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including at Fallingwater, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.
Current Job Openings
Land Conversion Specialist
Land Conservation and Stewardship Program
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, is seeking a skilled professional to serve as a land conversion specialist.
This position is responsible for researching and reviewing federal and state recreation grant project information to determine if proposed projects will result in “conversions of use.” The successful candidate will be able to learn, understand, interpret and communicate the nuances of the conversion processes for federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act-funded projects and various state-funded projects. This position will utilize GIS, a data collector app, interactive mapping applications, other software and paper files to complete conversion-related research, reviews and coordination.
The land conversion specialist will be the primary point of contact and liaison for transportation-related projects. This position requires some travel and regular meetings with a variety of professional staff at all levels of government, and a variety of non-government organizations, including National Park Service staff; state, county and municipal officials; attorneys; members of the legislative community; planners; design engineers; environmental managers and recreation managers.
This position will be based in DCNR headquarters (Bureau of Recreation and Conservation) in the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg with regular meetings with other state agency staff in the Harrisburg Area.
Minimum Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree plus related work or other experience in geography, environmental science, urban and regional planning, environmental planning, recreation or another closely related field. Additional training and/or experience with ArcGIS is preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills and organization skills are required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
Please send a letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and list Land Conversion in the subject line. Deadline to apply is Nov. 27, 2019.
Café Customer Service Assistant
Fallingwater has a part-time opening for a customer service assistant in its Café. Duties include taking customers’ food orders, ringing orders through the register and assisting in serving food. Successful applicants must have good customer service skills and be available to work during the week and on weekends and holidays, as scheduled. The customer service assistant works through November and will be laid off (while the house is closed for winter) until the spring. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com and list Café in the subject line.
Fallingwater Institute High School Residency Instructor (Contract Positions)
Fallingwater seeks architecture and design professionals who have experience teaching high school students to lead one-week, educational residency programs for the Fallingwater Institute during the summer of 2020. Fallingwater Institute residency instructors will reside on site while teaching and supervising groups of students during full-day sessions. Applicants must have all clearances necessary to work with children in Pennsylvania. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and list Instructor in the subject line.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy considers applicants and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, disability, marital status or veteran status. Read the WPC Equal Opportunity Employer Statement.